Range Rover Evoque_e at LCV2013August 9, 2013
The Range Rover Evoque_e wasn’t at LCV2013, but the new vehicle project was announced at the event.
‘Evoque_e’ is a two-year, £16.3m collaborative research project to develop new hybrid and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) technology.
The UK government Technology Strategy Board project is led by Jaguar Land Rover, with the company contributing £4m to the project and leading a consortium of 12 selected partners – eight from industry and three universities.
The partners include Zytek Automotive, GKN Driveline, Motor Design Limited, AVL, Drive System Design, Williams Advanced Engineering, Delta Motorsport, Tata Steel, Bristol University, Cranfield University and Newcastle University.
Starting in October 2013, the project will design, develop and build three research vehicles showcasing state-of-the-art, next-generation powertrain concepts for a mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV); a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and a full Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).
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